05/02/2017 1:10PM

O'Donohoe hoping Thunder Snow makes new Derby memories for him


LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Just before 8:30 Tuesday morning on the Churchill Downs backstretch, Daragh O’Donohoe got a leg up on Thunder Snow and headed toward the main gap near the five-furlong marker and out onto Churchill’s racing oval. For Thunder Snow, who won the UAE Derby at Meydan Racecourse in his most-recent start and traveled here after a short stop in England, it was his first time stepping onto the Churchill surface as he prepares for the Kentucky Derby. For O’Donohoe, it was a trip down memory lane.